According to a new UK regulation, monkeypox sufferers should avoid contact with their pets for up to three weeks.
Rats, hamsters and other rodents are said to be particularly susceptible to the virus.
About 200 cases in about twenty countries – two of them in Sweden – have so far been confirmed in the spread of the disease.
More than half of the victims have been registered UK.
There, the UKHSA Health Safety Authority urges victims of monkey flu to avoid contact with their pets for 21 days.
To date, no human-to-animal transmission has been confirmed in the country and the risk is considered low. Under the circumstances, new orders were issued on Friday.
Lawrence Young, a professor of virology at the University of Warwick, said: “The virus could affect pets and, in principle, cause concern among humans and humans. To the BBC.
According to the UKHSA, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and other rodents are particularly susceptible to the monkey box. The Commission calls for 21 days of isolation outside the homes with victims.
They must then be tested for the disease before being allowed to return home.
Second, healthy people in the home are advised to take care of the animals and feed them during isolation. If this is not possible, the affected owner should minimize contact with his rodents and wash his hands before and after. Says The Guardian.
Other pets such as dogs and cats should be kept indoors and checked regularly by a veterinarian over a three-week period.
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